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Mixed reactions to Malaysia's struggle to chart MH370 crisis
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BANGKOK: Criticised for contradictory statements, slow reactions and a lack of information, the "incompetence" of Malaysian authorities in communicating effectively during a crisis on the scale of its missing jet is painfully evident, analysts say.
 
With the search for flight MH370 now swinging away from the original zone, the airline and the government are accused of floundering as they face increasing demands for clarity....

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All-out search for missing plane to continue
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said all-out efforts were being made to search for the Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight that went missing since Saturday, adding that everyone should pray for their success. "We should join the efforts of the government, be united and pray. We must give our support, and insya-Allah (God willing) what we pray for is some information that can finally lead us to the discovery of the aircraft soon," he said....

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No idea where to look: the hunt for MH370
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PHU QUOC: Helicopters and planes criss-cross the sky as scores of boats search below -- but officials say the multi-national hunt for missing flight MH370 is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
 
Malaysia on Monday doubled the search radius to 100 nautical miles (equivalent to 185 kilometres) around the point where Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar over the South China Sea early Saturday....

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Interpol: Disappearance of MAS plane unlikely a terror attack
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

LYON: The mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people on board was not likely caused by a terrorist attack, Interpol said Tuesday after revelations two passengers had used stolen European passports.
 
"The more information we get, the more we are inclined to conclude it was not a terrorist incident," Ronald K. Noble, head of Interpol, told reporters....

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Iranian people-smuggling link as Malaysia jet search widens
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said Tuesday one of two suspect passengers who boarded a missing passenger jet was an Iranian illegal immigrant, as relatives of some of the 239 people on board said they were losing hope for a miracle.
 
Authorities have doubled the search radius to 100 nautical miles (185 kilometres) around the point where Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar over the South China Sea early Saturday, en route from here to Beijing....

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Missing MAS jet draws comparisons to AF447 case
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PARIS: The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which on Monday was yet to be located three days after it dropped off the radar, has drawn comparisons with the 2009 crash of Air France flight AF447.
 
Here are main the similarities and differences:
 
SIMILARITIES...

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Malaysia mystified as no plane debris found
Monday, March 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia said Monday there is still no trace of wreckage from a jet that vanished with 239 people on board, deepening the anguish of relatives two days after the mystifying disappearance.
 
A potential breakthrough emerged Sunday when an aircraft scouring waters off southern Vietnam -- part of an international search and rescue effort -- spotted two objects authorities said could be debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370....

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Continue travelling, Abbott tells Australians
Monday, March 10, 2014

MELBOURNE: Prime Minister Tony Abbott is encouraging Australians to keep travelling despite fears terrorists may have been behind the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane.  Six Australians and two New Zealanders were on board the Boeing 777-200 that went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, during a six-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. ...

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Vietnam spots possible wreckage from MAS plane
Monday, March 10, 2014

HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnamese searchers on Sunday spotted possible aircraft debris after combing the sea for nearly 48 hours in search of a Malaysian passenger jet that vanished with 239 people aboard, officials said.
 
The discovery, which could confirm the worst fears of anguished relatives, came after Malaysia's government launched a terror probe into the Boeing 777's disappearance, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports....

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Family members of Modal Perdana chairman on MAS flight
Sunday, March 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife and two daughters of Modal Perdana Group chairman Datuk Mohamed Ramli Abbas, a former Celcom chief executive officer, were among the 239 passengers on the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 reported missing early Saturday. Ramli's sister-in-law, Salmy, said his wife, Datin Biby Nazli Mohd. Hassim and daughters Maria and Dina had boarded the aircraft bound for Beijing....

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